We didn't study there together, but it's funny.. when I first found out that she had been there too, I felt we had an instant bond because of that. It's just that kind of city. :)
While we were down south we took a little day trip to Avignon, stopping in Nîmes for an hour or so on the way. It rained a little bit but it was still a perfect trip...
|Feathers at the Arena in Nîmes (apparently it's the best preserved arena of the Roman era? pretty impressive.)|
|Avignon! Isn't it pretty?|
|The central square in Avignon - with a strange elephant statue|
|IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. I love English translations..|
|Jill and the Pont d'Avignon (♫ sur le pont... d'Avignon... on y danse, on y danse... ♪)|
|Carousel in Avignon. Every city in France has one, I swear...|
|3 Graces fountain!|
They had Christmas decorations up around the city already...
|Un petit pause...|
|At the big "M" (for Montpellier)|
I really want to go back there more often, since it's such a vibrant city with so much to do... somewhat unlike Evreux... but it's so pricey. A round-trip train ticket runs about 120 euro. And I only have two-day weekends (first world problems, I know, I know) so I also don't have much time for long train rides. Drat. I'm sure I'll be able to convince the other girls to take a trip down there soon... Or maybe after Christmas. We need to go to le bar australien!
It really was a bittersweet feeling being back there, though. I kept thinking of all the wonderful people I met that summer, and how much fun I had, and how young I was (hah, all of 2 and a half years ago), and how much it made me want to return to France one day.
And here I am. I hope I look back on this trip someday with the same fuzzy feelings I have for 2008.